Authorities investigating bomb threat at Tyson plant


The Garden City Telegram



Authorities are investigating a bomb threat after someone called the Finney County Law Enforcement Center Monday morning and said that a bomb would go off at noon at the Tyson Fresh Meats plant near Holcomb.


Finney County Undersheriff John Andrews said the call came into the law enforcement center at 4:20 a.m. Monday.


Law enforcement notified Tyson officials of the situation, and Tyson officials shut down operations at the plant while the facility was searched.


Andrews said Tyson plant management and security conducted a search of the building.


"They are much more familiar with their facility than we are," he said.


Andrews said K-9 dogs are not allowed into the facility due to USDA regulations.


After Tyson officials found nothing, the plant was back in operation at 8:25 a.m.


"They conducted the search and didn't find anything. As of this time, the case remains under investigation," Andrews said.


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